15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A baby elephant feels protected between his mother's front legs. This was during a visit to the Tsavo East Sheldrick orphanage in Kenya. The mother is an "ex-orphan", that now lives in the wild, and she brought her young baby to the camp, as if she wanted her keepers to see how successful their work is.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Yaron Schmid